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Beyond Horizons a Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership

By: David N. Spires

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested r...

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El Sistema Nacional de Evaluacion de Resultados de la Gestion Publ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Introduccion PRIMERO HABLARE SOBRE EL CONTEXTO del sistema de evaluacion y gestion para resultados en Colombia, que ha recibido un apoyo muy directo de las instituciones financieras internacionales. Pondre el enfasis en la institucionalizacion de este sistema. El desarrollo inicial del sistema tuvo lugar entre 1991 y 2002, con un proceso de reforma mas profunda desde 2002. Hablare sobre como el sistema se ha fortalecido y luego sobre los elementos existentes, el marco in...

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La Tecnica Del Microscopio en El Diagnestico de la Tuberculosis.

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Joint Shipboard Helicopter Operations

By: Geoffrey C. Lambert

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The use of both Army and Air Force helicopters from ships during contingency operations in Grenada, Panama, Somalia, and Haiti suggests that helicopters of all services should be capable of operating from naval vessels. But daunting incompatibilities exist between helicopters and ships from which they operate. Although the safe execution of past operations speaks well of the skill of the squadrons and ships involved, failing to resolve incompatibilities belies a...

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Unintended Consequences of the Goldwater-Nichols Act

By: Christopher M. Bourne

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The tenth anniversary of the Goldwater- Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 focused attention largely on that law’s most apparent and positive aspects. Much good has derived from it. The Nation has enjoyed a string of successes in war and in military operations other than war. The law increased cooperation and interoperability among the services, improved professional military education, and unified the national military command structure.

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Java Programming on Linux

By: Nathan Meyers

Technical Reference Publication

Excerpt: Java Programming on Linux is your guide to using the Java programming language on the Linux platform. Written by an experienced Java and Linux developer, this book introduces you to the many Java technologies available today for you to use under Linux -- from proprietary Sun technologies to fully Open Source solutions. Filled with practical, hands-on advice, Java Programming on Linux will help you get the most out of Java and Linux, as an applications platform, ...

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Does Market Liberalisation Reduce Gender Discrimination Econometri...

By: Dean Jolliffe

Economics

Abstract: One of the most trumpeted achievements of socialism was gender equality in the labour market. Has the collapse of socialism shattered this accomplishment? The theoretical literature and the attendant empirical evidence are inconclusive. Using data for 2.9 million wage earners in Hungary and correcting for sample selection bias, we find that the male-female difference in log wages declined from 0.31 to 0.19 between 1986 and 1998. This is largely explained by a m...

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Four Years Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis

By: The World Bank

Economics

Four Years?Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis: An Assessment? has been prepared as a follow-up to a report published in May 2003 (?Twenty-Seven Months?Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis: An Assessment?) and a previous report published in March 2002 (?Fifteen Months?Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis). The main objective of this third Assessment is to paint a factual picture of economic and social developments in 2003 and to...

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International Evidence on the Determinants of Private Saving

By: Paul R. Masson, Tamim Bayoumi, and Hossein Samiei

Economics

Despite an extensive literature on saving behavior, several empirical issues have not been resolved conclusively, including the effects of real interest rates, demographic factors, and per capita income on private saving; the relationship between growth and saving; and the extent to which private saving offsets movements in public (dis)saving (Aghevli and others 1990 and Deaton 1992). This article extends the empirical knowledge of private saving behavior by exploiting d...

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Reconstruction and Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: The World Bank

Economics

Even six years since the Dayton Agreement, state-owned enterprises still dominate BiH's economy. While privatization laws and regulations have been in place in the course of the past four years, long delays in preparing Opening Balance Sheets (OBS), clarifying ownership questions, installing the necessary technical infrastructure for carrying out mass privatization, and insufficient government commitment have repeatedly postponed the privatization of large enterprises. C...

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The World Bank Research Observer, Volume 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997) : E...

By: Jeffrey S. Hammer

Economics

This paper applies to the health sector a method of project analysis advocated recently by Devarajan, Squire, and Suthiwart-Narueput. A health project evaluation should establish a firm justification for public involvement; establish the counterfactual?what would happen with and without the project; and determine the fiscal effect of the project and the appropriate levels of fees in conjunction with project evaluation. The evaluation should also acknowledge the fungibili...

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Setting Priorities for Government Involvement with Antiretroviral

By: Nicholas Prescott

Economics

Introduction: This paper examines four questions posed by economic analysis to help set priorities for government involvement with antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The main focus is on making decisions about policy relating to ARVs in developing countries where the needs are greatest and resource constraints are most binding. While the answers may vary considerably depending on individual country circumstances, the analytical foundations for settin...

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Setting Priorities for Government Involvement with Antiretroviral

By: Nicholas Prescott

Economics

Introduction: This paper examines four questions posed by economic analysis to help set priorities for government involvement with antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The main focus is on making decisions about policy relating to ARVs in developing countries where the needs are greatest and resource constraints are most binding. While the answers may vary considerably depending on individual country circumstances, the analytical foundations for settin...

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Prices and Protocols in Public Health Care

By: Jeffrey S. Hammer

Economics

Providers of health care in public clinics in the developing world work with tight budgets, requiring difficult choices. This article examines a few ways to make these choices using standard tools of economic analysis. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatment but does raise some core issues concerning the best use of public funds in health care. The standard method characterizes optimal allocations by posing the problem: how can the government maximize a given...

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Thailand Economic Monitor

By: Kazi M. Matin

Economics

GDP growth will recover modestly to 5 percent in 2006 on the back of stronger export growth, notwithstanding recent developments. Growth in private consumption and in private investment will slow as the economy adjusts to higher oil prices and tightening of monetary policy. Public investment growth will also slow due to delays in mega-infrastructure-investments program, relative to the projected disbursements shown in the last Economic Monitor. However, higher growth in ...

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The Investment Climate in Exploiting Opportunities in an Uncertain...

By: The World Bank

Economics

In a postconflict environment, attracting new foreign and domestic firms is central to private sector development. New decisions about investment (in existing or new firms) usually depend on the availability of five basic factors: political and economic stability and security; clear unambiguous regulations; reasonable tax rates that are equitably enforced; access to finance and infrastructure; and an appropriately skilled workforce. In Afghanistan, these conditions are l...

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Economic Analysis of a Rural Basic Access Road Project : The Case ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Rural road projects that aim to improve basic road accessibility from villages to markets and social services are expected to yield not only savings in vehicle operating cost (VOC) and road user travel time cost (TTC), but also substantial social values in the form of broadened socioeconomic opportunities for the rural population. As most rural access roads have very low traffic volumes, the social values generated from the improvement of basic access are often a more im...

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The Algerian Retrenchment System : A Financial and Economic Evaluation

By: Elizabeth Ruppert

Economics

The Algerian economy is struggling to break away from the central planning model it adopted following independence from France in 1962. Algeria?s vast oil reserves and external borrowing during the 1970s and early 1980s financed heavy investment to develop an industrial sector that relies on capital-intensive production technology. Over time, the large public sector gradually lost competitiveness. Economic reform was initially undertaken in the late 1980s and has been st...

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Growth in Transition : What We Know, What We Dont, And What We Should

By: Nauro F. Campos

Economics

WHEN THE FIRST SIGNS appeared about ten years ago that the socialist experiment was finally over, surprise and optimism immediately followed. Surprise was caused by the rapid successive collapse of communist regimes which culminated in the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Optimism was justifiable.2 The removal of the overwhelming apparatus of political control over economic activity could only mean prosperity in the medium term. The Central and Eastern European a...

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes Corporate Governance Failures in the...

By: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Economics

Two economic events have dominated the twentieth century?the socialist/communist experiment that began in the Soviet Union in 1917 and ended with the fall of the Soviet Empire just under a decade ago; and the transition of these economies to market economies during the past decade. There is widespread agreement about the lessons from the first?central planning cannot replace markets, and even market socialism cannot replace the incentives associated with capitalism?incen...

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